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Graduate Certificate in Development Planning (OpenUnis CSP)

Oua csp graduate certificate

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  • Qualification
    Graduate Certificate in Development Planning (OpenUnis CSP)
  • Duration
    6 months full-time
  • Credit
    100
  • Location
    Open Universities Australia
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Applicants for this course should apply through OUA directly

Please visit the Open Universities Australia website for more information.

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Outline

Outline

This course provides an introduction to the planning principles, practices and techniques used by urban and regional planners. Examples and applications draw on local, national and international examples. It can be seen as a stand-alone qualification in its own right, or as the first step towards the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, which is a full professional qualification. It can also provide mid-career training for practicing planners. A distinguishing characteristic of the course is the use of interdisciplinary knowledge and techniques in addressing environmental, social and design issues of concern to the community. It is now widely accepted that successful human settlements must be properly planned and a range of statutory and non-statutory controls exist at all levels of government to protect the public interest in the development process.

What you'll learn

  • identify and apply the principles, theories and concepts of urban and regional planning and draw upon appropriate knowledge of social, economic and environmental factors within a governance framework to practise planning, particularly in the Western Australian context;
  • examine and challenge theories and practices of urban and regional planning, and generate creative solutions to planning issues
  • access, evaluate and synthesise information in the context of urban and regional planning
  • communicate effectively in writing, graphically, and orally with various audiences within a university context
  • use appropriate technologies to gather and interpret research and data
  • engage in self education within the Urban and Regional Planning profession to continue self development
  • compare and contrast developmental processes in local and international contexts
  • recognise and consider the needs and aspirations of the diversity of populations served by urban and regional planning, including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the cultures of other minority ethnic groups in Australia and internationally
  • work ethically as individuals and in teams using skills central to the practice of integrated planning development
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Location

This offering is only available online. Please visit the Open Universities Australia website for more information.

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2022

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  • Online

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